Pakistanis across the country came out on their balconies, rooftops, parks and other public places at 6pm on Friday and waved white flags to honour the doctors, nurses, and paramedics — the nation’s heroes — battling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Singing and swaying to the tune of musician Jawad Ahmed’s “Humay Tumsay Pyar Hai [We Love You]”, people raised their flags to pay tribute to the medics who are working tirelessly throughout day and night to fight the pandemic, which has so far killed nine people in Pakistan and infected almost 1,300.
Doctors and other paramedic staff have been at the forefront of the fight against the virus, which has, as of reporting time, infected over 552,000 people and left 25,000 others dead in 199 countries and territories since an outbreak in Wuhan, China, back in December 2019.
Despite rain in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, and Karachi, people — children and the elderly alike — took to their balconies and rooftops to honour the medics
In Badin, young thalassemia patients waved flags, while women and children came out dressed in white and waving white flags in Ghotki’s Ubauro city.
In Rajanpur, rescue officials were part of a rally to the district headquarters (DHQ) hospital to honour the doctors and other medical professionals with white flags.